Join us for a talk given by Dr. Paul Whitinui (Ngā Puhi, Te Aupōuri, Ngāti Kurī), Associate Professor, University of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.
The presentation will focus on Native American history and historical fiction for young readers, including some of the author's own books such as Code Talker, Jim Thorpe, Original All American and One American (a new biography of Ely Parker). It will explore how often Native American history in children's literature has been badly told, distorted or just plain false, and discuss ways-especially paying attention to oral histories and indigenous tradition bearers-in which such stories can be more truthfully written.
In this session, participants will learn about developmental screening, its potential to support development in positive ways, and lessons learned for implementing developmental screening in ways that are culturally and contextually aligned for Native children and families.
This workshop will share four bi-lingual Anishinaabe picture books and talk about how they can be used to introduce indigenous language, culture, science and history.